Express yourself this February with this Black History Month T-Shirt. 100% cotton; can be machine washed. Small fits up to a 38″ chest and 27″ length. XL fits up to a 50″ chest and 30″ length.
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Traditional Print Sleeveless Dress
To feel the stretchy fabric of this dress is to know luxury. Adorn yourself in softness while making your own unique statement with this traditional print.
Fits up to a 48″ chest with a 56″ length. 95% Polyester/5% spandex.
Heavy Cloth Mud Print Dashiki
- Regular Size fits up to 54″ bust. 33″ in length.
- Plus Size fits up to 64″ bust. 34″ in length.
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Men’s Brocade Dashiki
Something for Every Man!
Stylish and comfortable 100% cotton dashikis. Hand wash for best results.
Free size fits up to a 50-54″ chest and 35″ length.
Plus size fits up to a 57-60″ chest and 35″ length.
Each dashiki has authentic hand embroidery that may vary on each garment. Each comes with embroidery, the work of Africa’s own tailors.
Gold Ankh Full Jewelry Set
Save money to buy an entire set of Gold Ankh jewelry. Composed of necklace, earrings and cuff. Giant and impressive 3″ Ankh pendant on Gold Cuff. This popular symbol of life gives you the style that sets you apart. Adjusts to fit any size wrist. Earrings are 2″ long. Ankh necklace is adjustable to 26″ long. Pendant is nearly 4″ long and features detailed engravings. Leather necklace is adjustable.
|CLICK HERE-Gold Ankh Full Jewelry Set $30|
|CLICK HERE-Silver Ankh Cuff $14|
|CLICK HERE-Silver Ankh Earrings $8|
Maasai Beaded Necklace Tear Drop
|CLICK HERE-Maasai Beaded Necklace $5|
Traditional Print Wicker Handle Bag
Be bold and vibrant with this ethnic African print handbag. This tote features a wicker handle. Completely hand-crafted in Ghana. 17” wide by 16” tall.
Each bag will vary, as the pattern layout on each bag will be different.
|CLICK HERE-Ghana Kente Purse $48|
Traditional Beauty-Bow Tote Bag
Be bold and vibrant with this ethnic African print handbag. This tote features an eye-catching bow for added elegance. Completely hand-crafted in Ghana. 19” x 12”. 100% cotton.
Small Leather Gye Nyame Travel Bag
100% leather. Bag is 4.5″ wide x 7″ long. Leather thong is 20″ long from bag to top. Made in Ghana.
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Set Of 6 Tuareg Silver Bracelets
Sets may vary slightly.
ACTUAL SETS ARE ASSORTED AND WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN THE PHOTO SHOWN
|CLICK HERE-6 Tuareg Silver Bracelets $55|
February Feature Article:Dr. Woodson & African American History Month
Dr. Carter Woodson
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Our nation is a rainbow–red, yellow, brown, black, and white — and we’re all precious in God’s sight.”
Jesse Jackson (1941)
Speech given at the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco on July 17, 1984
Black History Month commences in February with formal celebrations that pay tribute to many milestones, such as the birth of Frederick Douglass,Langston Hughes, Eubie Blake as well as W.E.B. Dubois an important civil rights leader. Black History Month also commemorates some key anniversaries, such as the passing of the 15th amendment; the swearing in of the first black U.S. senator, Hiram R. Revels; and the assassination of the militant leader, Malcolm X.
Many people take time to reflect upon the achievements of African Americans throughout U.S. history, but not many people know how it all came to be. In 1926, an eminent African American scholar named Dr. Carter Woodson established ‘Negro History Week’ which was meant to highlight the contributions that African Americans had made to U.S. history. This particular week was chosen in February because it coincided with the birthdays of Fredrick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln – two men who had greatly impacted the black population. Soon after, the week was extended to include the entire month, as African Americans finally became recognized as an important part of the history of this country.
Dr. Woodson himself is quite an impressive historical personality; he worked in the coal mines of Kentucky until age 20, when he began high school. He completed his course work in 2 years, and soon after earned a Ph.D. from Harvard. During his studies he was disheartened to find very little about African Americans in the history books of the time, and often when there was reference to the black experience, they were unfair and inaccurate. To combat the lack of information available, Dr. Woodson established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (now called the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History) in 1915, and a short time after, founded the well-respected Journal of Negro History.
So from Dr. Woodson’s desire to give African Americans their proper place in history, we now have a nationally-recognized month dedicated to this worthy cause. It just goes to show you that one man can have a profound effect on this country if his motivations run deep enough.
Important dates in February to remember:
February 1, 1960 – In what later became a civil rights movement milestone, a group of African American Greensboro, NC, college students began a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter.
February 3, 1870 – The 15th amendment was passed, granting African Americans the right to vote.
February 12th, 1965 – Malcolm X, the militant leader who promoted Black Nationalism, was assassinated by three African American Muslims.
February 23rd, 1868 – W.E.B. DuBois, important civil rights leader and co-founder of the NAACP, was born.
February 25th, 1909 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded by a group of influential African Americans and Caucasians in New York City.